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Kathy Strong at The Desert Sun is looking forward to the upcoming Bubblyfest here at Dolphin Bay. Read what she has to say!
Make it a sparkling weekend at Bubblyfest
September may be Wine Month in California, but October brings lots of “bubbles” and unforgettable cuisine — along with the vino. You’ve been warned: look out for flying corks from the abundance of sparkling wine at the upcoming Bubblyfest by the Sea in Pismo Beach. The nation’s only dedicated sparkling wine celebration takes place Oct. 24-26 overlooking the waves in Pismo Beach, and you’ll want to be among those witnessing the uncorking and sampling of more than 40 local sparkling wine producers in this area known for its exceptional wine production.
According to winemakers in the region from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles, there has been a noticeable boom in sparkling production in recent years. The experts cite the Central Coast as having a larger percentage of artisan winemakers who are known for taking risks with new sparkling varietals, like the Italian Prosecco and Spanish Cava, as well as lots of creative Champagne cocktails. To read full article, click here.
Another local mentioning in regards to the up and coming Bubblyfest, kicking off here at Dolphin Bay! Check out this article on LompocRecord.com by freelance writer Kathy Marcks Hardesty.
Learning a lot MoreAabout Local Bubblies
Over the last two decades, I’ve written numerous columns about Champagne and sparkling wines, especially during the winter holiday season. That said, I’ll confess I didn’t realize that so many California wineries, especially here in Santa Barbara County, were adding sparkling wines to their repertoire. Looks like I’m not alone in my love for anything bubbly.
Thanks to a new wine-tasting event that’s about to debut named Bubbly Fest by the Sea, and to a fellow food and wine writer Liz Dodder of Cali Coast Wine Country, we’re all going to learn a lot more about local bubblies.
According to Dodder, there are 29 wineries in Santa Barbara County making sparkling wines in an array of styles. Dodder created a map and sparkling wine guide you can access free on her Web page at www.calicoastwinecountry.com.
“Consumer demand for sparkling wine is on the rise, plus producing local bubbles helps the winery stand out,” Dodder explained, “And some winemakers are just plain in love with bubbles, like the rest of us!” …. to read the full article click here
It is fabulous to be mentioned in NBC Bay Area’s Pismo Sparkle: BUBBLYFEST by the Sea article.
NEVER CHANGE: Pismo Beach and clams are such an enduring Golden State place-plate duo that they can make all other food-location pairings feel a little envious by comparison. True, sourdough and San Francisco are probably up there, too, and abalone and Mendocino County, but it is a challenge to spend a day toodling through the Central Coast’s beachiest playspot without coming across multiple images of buckets and small shovels. We don’t want the P.B. to ever change on this clammy respect — Pismo Beach + bivalves 4evr ♥ — but, in the spirit of dynamic duos, we also don’t mind a new delicious liquid partner coming onto the slurping scene….. to see full article click here.
Great episode of Wine, Dine & Workout from Susan Irby, The Bikini Chef, featuring Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and Lido’s Executive Chef!
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Dolphin Bay Resort in Pismo Beach Hosts 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium
February 11, 2014 (Pismo Beach, CA): The 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium (TCS) will be held at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, May 16-18, 2014. As the country’s premier event for education and celebration of Chardonnay wines, TCS brings together winemakers, sommeliers, and wine journalists, as well as both food and wine enthusiasts from all over the world to taste, explore, learn about and appreciate this popular grape varietal.
May16, 2014- Friday evening, Executive Chefs Maegen Loring and Jacob Moss prepare a Wine-Country-Inspired multi-course dinner. Each course will be meticulously paired with both internationally and domestically produced world-class Chardonnay wines. Dinner will be held at Lido at Dolphin Bay in Pismo Beach. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program. With extremely limited seating, an advanced reservation and ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $150.00 per guest.
May 17,2014, is the TCS Seminar & Panel Discussion and Grand Tasting & Silent Auction in Support of the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program. From 9:30am-12:30pm, the highly-anticipated Seminar & Panel Discussion will be once again moderated by Steve Heimoff, West Coast Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Past panel topics have included lively debates on the role of oak, unoaked chardonnay, malolactic fermentation, clones, and the heavy manipulation of the chardonnay varietal. This year’s discussion promises to include more topics of great interest and will highlight those wines and producers. Panelists are both domestic and international producers and authorities. From 1pm-4pm, following the Seminar & Panel Discussion, is The Grand Chardonnay Tasting & Silent Auction with early admission at 12:30pm for VIP and media pass holders. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program.
May 18, 2014- Sunday, many Central Coast wineries will offer ancillary promotions and events in conjunction with TCS, creating a true immersion in the culture of Chardonnay.
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About The Chardonnay Symposium (TCS):
For the past 5 years, The Chardonnay Symposium brings Chardonnay producers together for an in-depth exploration of the world’s favorite grape and its impact on viniculture, tastemakers, and the market. This year’s 5th annual symposium is hosted by Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, offering stunning coastal views and just minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles wine country. Events include a Grand Chardonnay Tasting, focused educational seminar with representatives from top Chardonnay wineries, and a sumptuous multi-course Chardonnay dinner. In conjunction with The Symposium, many Central Coast wineries will offer special promotions and events to complete the experience. For more information on TCS, visit thechardonnaysymposium.com or email email@example.com. Also, join TCS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
About the Dolphin Bay Spa & Resort:
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, a member of the exclusive Preferred Boutique Hotels, is located in Shell Beach (Pismo Beach), midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County. Boutique wineries, Hearst Castle, world class golf, wildlife sanctuaries, historic missions and antique shops are within easy reach, making Dolphin Bay an ideal home base for day touring, and a wonderful place to retreat to at day’s end. Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is ideal for romantic retreats or family vacations. With 62 spacious one bedroom and two bedroom suites featuring full gourmet kitchens, Lido at Dolphin Bay, The Spa at Dolphin Bay, and an array of activities, guests have all the comforts of home amidst the elegance of a Pismo Beach Hotel. The Dolphin Bay Spa & Resort has earned recognition as one of the Best Hotels in California by the prestigious national publication, U.S. News & World Report; it was among the top 3% of the 3,535 luxury hotels evaluated. For more information, visit thedolphinbay.com. Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449.
As a mom, finding ways to stay connected to our daughters as they reach a legal age can be a challenge. They have so much going on in their lives, and it gets harder everyday to maintain ongoing family activities. When budget is a challenge it can be even more difficult to find ways to motivate young adult kids to hang out and truly enjoy each other’s company.
Here are six ways to help create a magical getaway and strengthen your bond, as your kids become adults. We found our solution at the Dolphin Bay Resort in Shell Beach. If you can arrange a visit, they truly provide the ingredients for a perfect getaway.
1. Pick an outdoor destination. Motivate everyone to get out and enjoy time together. Enjoying the warm weather in Central California gave me a great opportunity to steal a few precious days with my young adult daughters.
2. Bring movies. You can control the entertainment and avoid the dreaded problem of spending hours choosing something to watch. Many resorts offer a far better selection of movies and are more affordable than pay-per-view.
3. Include activities you personally enjoy. Help your children see you are still a kid at heart. Hitting the beach and climbing the rocks, looking for shells, watching the clouds from the sand, all can help your young adult kids see the kid inside their parents. And it won’t embarrass them. That’s a bonus…
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We’re pleased to be featured on CBS Los Angeles online amongst some other fantastic hotels and resorts. Check out the article below: